December 2018

Saturday 15th December - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Christmas Castaways

Tickets: Adults: Advance £5/Door £6, Children: Advance £3/Door £4 /under 2's Free/ Family £15

It’s been 7 years since Roy and Eva were shipwrecked on the tropical island of Mehetia. And it’s only when Roy finds a digital watch that they realise what time of the year it is – December. So this year, the castaways are going to do Christmas! However, they are 7 years out of practice, so they’ll need some help making it happen, and that’s if a mysterious man in a mask doesn’t ruin the fun along the way!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 15th December - 8:00 pm

3 Daft Monkeys at the Witches Yule Ball

Tickets: £15

Featuring 3 Daft Monkeys with support from Alan Jones. Come appropriately, or if it is your whim, inappropriately dressed.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 19th December - 7:30 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 20th December - 7:30 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 21st December - 2:00 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 21st December - 7:30 pm

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Tickets: £9/Children £5/Concessions £7/Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24

Presented by Seven Stones Theatre Company

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 22nd December - 2:30 pm

Airfish Circus Christmas Spectacular

Tickets: £10/Under 18 £5

Airfish Circus return to the Acorn to present a seasonal show, that’s Christmassy, but not too
Christmassy!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 22nd December - 7:30 pm

Airfish Circus Christmas Spectacular

Tickets: £10/Under 18 £5

Airfish Circus return to the Acorn to present a seasonal show, that’s Christmassy, but not too
Christmassy!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 23rd December - 7:30 pm

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Tickets: Adults £10/Children over 8 years old £5

David Mynne in a one man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 27th December - 8:00 pm

Merry Folking Christmas!

Tickets: £10

It’s back and it’s bigger than ever! Now in its 5th year, Merry Folking Christmas continues to offer excellent live music, art and theatre and for only £10!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 31st December - 8:30 pm

New Year’s Eve – Ding Dong A Go Go!

Tickets: £10 Advance £13 On The Door

This year we’re excited to bring you 60’s & 70’s soul, Motown, disco, funk, Northern Soul, 60’s R&B & soulful house, on original vinyl for your partying pleasure!

 If you like uptempo soul music of all flavours this night is for you! From Sister Sledge to Sly & the Family Stone, Sugar Pie DeSanto to Spanky Wilson, we’ve got it all!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

January 2019

Friday 4th January - 8:00 pm

Ben Waters

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £14

Voted piano player of the year at the prestigious Boisdale awards, Ben Waters will be coming to The Acorn Theatre in Penzance on 4th January 2019.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 10th January - 8:00 pm

Sarah McQuaid

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Folk Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist based in Penzance

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 11th January - 8:00 pm

Adrian Cox presents "Profoundly Blue"

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £14

Profoundly Blue is a concert celebrating the music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 17th January - 8:00 pm

The Big Blind

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

A bewitching fusion of storytelling and music that takes theatre right back to its origins….a magical night.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 18th January - 8:00 pm

The Emerald Dawn

Tickets: £10

The Emerald Dawn are a multi-instrumentalist quartet who combine elements from rock, classical music and jazz to produce their own original, haunting, beautifully melodic and highly atmospheric sound.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 24th January - 7:30 pm

The Non-Psychic "Psychic" Show

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12/Concessions £8

This show is fun and thought provoking. Although the show takes no stand on whether it is actually possible to communicate with the dead, it shows how the appearance of such communications can be made through trickery, in a way that in entertaining, interesting, and at times downright funny! 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 25th January - 8:00 pm

Mara Simpson plus support from Foxes Fair

Tickets: Advance £9/Door £10

A born storyteller, Mara’s music will resonate with fans of Patti Smith, Laurie Lee, Patrick Watson and This is The Kit. Mara paints a beautifully rich soundscape, setting the scene as she takes her audience on a journey with her, through the beauty of every day to the magic of remarkable.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 26th January - 8:00 pm

Tom Dale with special guests Liam Jordan & David Matthews

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Come along and listen to three fabulous local musicians

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 31st January - 7:30 pm

Vagabond Circus

Tickets: £7 child, £10 adult, £8 child (door), £12 adult (door)

This family show combines physical performance, dance, theatre and live music in an intensely woven piece of contemporary circus.
Lily is a struggling teen who has run away from her life. She follows the fights of birds, the sounds of shadows and through her travels, learns to find joy in the world again. Her journey is an exploration of how bullying and social pressure affects us as humans growing up in a society where failure is punished.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

February 2019

Saturday 2nd February - 8:00 pm

Falmouth Soul Sensation

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12/Concessions £8

After previous sell-out performances at the Acorn, the Falmouth Soul Sensation are thrilled to be returning for the sixth year running! This year their benefit gig is in aid of ShelterBox, the international disaster relief charity based in Cornwall. The charity delivers the essentials people need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of a disaster, in the form of sturdy green ShelterBoxes.  These are designed to help people who have lost everything: they are filled with practical tools and utensils that help to create the framework for everyday life.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 7th February - 7:30 pm

Dirty Words

Tickets: £12

A music and dance duet with dancer, Grace Clayton (Grace Clayton Dance, Cheap Date) and multi-instrumentalist, Seamas Carey (Kneehigh, Wildworks) created with associate director Kyla Goodey (Trifle Gathering, Kneehigh, Wildworks). A crash landing of self-expression, communication, humour, action and reaction through live music, dance, theatre, and digital media.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 8th February - 7:30 pm

Queen C*nt: Sacred or Profane?

Tickets: £12/Concessions £10

“Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” – Come and see us do all of this….and more!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 9th February - 8:00 pm

The Countrymen

Tickets: £10 Advance £12 Door

Six middle-aged musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style, they take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as some original material. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, they love their county with a passion.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 11th February - 7:30 pm

At The End We Begin

Tickets: £12/Concessions £8

With dramaturgy by Neus Gil Cortes, a freshly composed score by Samuel Hall and costume design by designer Hannah Taylor, At the end we begin is Richard Chappell Dance’s most challenging and collaborative work to date.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 14th February - 8:00 pm

Claude Bourbon

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Playing medieval & Spanish Blues

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 15th February - 7:30 pm

Women-Wise

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

Untold Dance Theatre is an intergenerational all-female dance company based in Bristol. Untold’s age range span from 23 to 73. Vicki Hearne, Untold’s artistic director, creates dance theatre work based on true stories surrounding women’s mental health. Raising awareness of women’s mental health through dance theatre has been a long-standing passion of Vicki’s and she is determined to contribute to the ever-expanding debate and research on the subject.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 16th February - 8:00 pm

Airfish Circus Present - Soiree 3 - Menage a trois!

Tickets: Advance £15/Door £17

The locally based, locally acclaimed Airfish Circus Arts Collective return for a third year, to bring another highly popular, heady and seductive mix of vaudevillian burlesque, swing old and new, and their unique brand of circus, for Valentine’s weekend.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 17th February - 7:30 pm

Ghost Stories By Candlelight

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Tarquin & Binky present Nunkie Theatre Company in Ghost Stories by Candlelight – classic ghost stories by M.R. James, performed by Robert Lloyd Parry. WARNING: Contains moments of pleasing terror.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 21st February - 2:00 pm

Science Adventures

Tickets: Adults £8/Children £6

In their top-secret lab, the science fictionaries are trying to create the Ultimate Book of Science Stories!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 22nd February - 8:00 pm

The Life and Songs of Jake Thackray

Tickets: £12

The show will include many Jake classics (Sister Josephine, On Again On Again, The Bantam Cock etc), anecdotes from John’s research into Jake’s life for the forthcoming biography as well as some newly discovered Jake Thackray masterpieces from John’s most recent CD, The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, . Most of the album’s fifteen songs have never been released in any format before. Many have lain, forgotten, in the BBC archives for decades; some have not been heard for half a century.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 24th February - 8:00 pm

The Blackheart Orchestra

Tickets: £11/Concessions £9

Award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 28th February - 8:00 pm

Marky Dawson

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £13

You will be entertained with the intimacy of a blues club, the performance of stadium act quality, and the fun of the pub. Remarkyble.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

March 2019

Friday 1st March - 7:30 pm

Point Of No Return

Tickets: £8

End of the Line Theatre invite you to join them at the Point of No Return. This West Cornwall based group of writers and performers are sharing a diverse evening of thought-provoking short pieces which may be intriguing, might be enchanting but will always be entertaining!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 2nd March - 8:00 pm

The Scribes

Tickets: £5

The Scribes are a new wave hip hop three-piece consisting of co-lyricists Ill Literate and Jonny Steele and beatbox maestro, who’s unique talents have combined to make a much heralded sound quite unlike any other.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 3rd March - 7:30 pm

Into The Marvellous: A Night With Dr Martin Shaw

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Martin Shaw is one of the country’s best-loved storytellers and the leading teacher of myth of his generation.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 6th March - 8:00 pm

Chris Wood

Tickets: £16.00

A self-taught musician, composer and songwriter, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his songwriting has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as “Anon”.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 7th March - 7:30 pm

The Wind in the Willows

Tickets: Adults £8 Concs £6 Child £5 Family £22

Kenneth Grahame’s classic story brought to vivid, anarchic life on the stage! Look out for chaos as we re-create animals, battles lost and won and a considerable slice of comic fun! Directed by Andy Blake who directed last season’s The Riot and designed by Jackie Moule

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 8th March - 7:30 pm

Are You Across The River or Am I? - An Evening With Brian Patten

Tickets: Advance £12/Door £15/Concession £10

Brian revisits a number of classic favourites, but the performance also combines two very different strands of his most recent poetry

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 9th March - 7:30 pm

International Women's Day Charity Cabaret 2019

Tickets: £9/Concessions £7

Back in the ring for round eight, please join us for a no holds barred celebration of International Women’s Day.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 10th March - 8:00 pm

The Odd Folk

Tickets: £8

The Odd Folk are off on their annual European Tour

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 14th March - 7:30 pm

Falling

Tickets: £10

Falling tells the emotionally powerful story of Claire and her teenage daughter, Alice and explores what happens to both of them when what they thought was solid was, quite literally, undermined.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 15th March - 8:00 pm

THE UNRAVELLING WILBURYS

Tickets: £18, £16 conc

Just when they were about to make it to the big time, this band of good ol’ boys from Nashville, Tennessee had a whole bunch of songs (allegedly) stolen by Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, under the late 80s ‘supergroup’ pseudonym “The Traveling Wilburys”. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 16th March - 8:00 pm

Sam Kelly's Station House

Tickets: Advance £14/Door £15

Sam Kelly’s Station House is a “groove” band with dancing very much in mind. Their musical catalogue includes Johnny Guitar Watson, Keb Mo, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Gary Moore, Stevie Wonder, Little Feat, to name but a few. The band’s unique sound is influenced by New Orleans second line, soul, jazz, calypso, reggae and British funk. With three ‘lead’ singers supported by percussionist and internationally acclaimed drummer, the result is an eclectic fusion of music with its roots firmly based in the blues.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 17th March - 8:00 pm

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Tickets: Advance £15/Door £18

Duos come, and duos go… And some nurture and fine-tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original, captivating and award-winning. Bonded by unseen alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have entwined their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 20th March - 8:00 pm

Ageless - by Benjamin Kuffuor

Tickets: Adults £4/Under 16's £2

A play performed by The Acorn Young People’s Theatre, which questions what it means to be young and the ways in which generations collide.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 21st March - 7:30 pm

Lights! Planets! People!

Tickets: £11, Concessions £9

Renowned space scientist Maggie Hill recently launched a career-defining mission to find habitable planets. It didn’t go well. Shortly afterwards, her girlfriend stopped speaking to her. She’s going to have to address both of these catastrophes.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 22nd March - 8:00 pm

Nick Harper

Tickets: Advance £15

Nick Harper is one the UK’s best kept musical secrets. Those who have witnessed the spellbinding, one-man show will tell you this. A childhood growing up surrounded by the musical prowess of some of the 60’s most revered songwriters & musicians, not to mention being son of Roy Harper, along with 20 years of crafting songs & touring the land has spawned a truly one-off, original guitarist & songwriter who stands alone as a UK great, to be cherished & revered.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 23rd March - 7:30 pm

DNA MIND READING DUO

Tickets: £16 adv £18 Door

Following their astounding appearances on the eleventh series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2017, mind reading duo DNA with their brand-new show.
Their unique mind-reading performances have now been enjoyed by tens of millions of people around the world.
This brand-new show features world exclusive, never before seen material that is being showcased for the very first time!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 24th March - 8:00 pm

The South

Tickets: Advance £20/Door £25

The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 28th March - 7:30 pm

Drip Drip Drip

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £11/ Concessions £8

Pipeline Theatre, known for indelible characters and breathtaking production values, take you on a darkly comic and taboo-busting journey. In a district hospital, an Eritrean nurse tends a dying racist patient. Welcome to the NHS – a place where even the gallows humour is at death’s door. As life ebbs, reality spins away, jumping between 1940’s Germany, an African burns clinic, and the 1977 ‘Battle of Lewisham’ NF march. Drip, drip, drip.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 29th March - 8:00 pm

Megan Henwood & Findlay Napier

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh 2016 – Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier are a few hours into an EFDSS (English Folk Dance Song Society) run songwriting retreat. They are outside drinking their 7th coffee of the morning! Napier’s driven nine hours from Glasgow and is a bit wobbly. Henwood’s back from a month-long writing trip to Nashville and she is jet lagged and delusional. “Fancy writing a song about maths?” Napier enquires. And so the seed for this songwriting partnership was sown.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 30th March - 8:00 pm

Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

Tickets: Advance £14/Door £16

The Julie July Band has built a substantial reputation on re-interpretations of Sandy Denny’s songs and play a heartfelt tribute to the great singer-songwriter.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 31st March - 7:30 pm

Nick Darke's : 'Bud' & 'The Fisherman's Tale' starring Edward Rowe (Kernow King)

Tickets: £12

In this one- man tragi comedy, Edward Rowe plays Bud. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

April 2019

Friday 5th April - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Student Films

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 5th April - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Documentary

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 5th April - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Tin Pan Alley + Q&A with Director Henry Scott-Irvine

Tickets: £7/Concessions £5

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 6th April - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Lucy English - Performance Poet

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 6th April - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Selection of Animated Films

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 6th April - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Fiction Films

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 6th April - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Scriptwriting for Films - with Dr Martin Kiszko

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 6th April - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - "Evan: A Survivor's Story"

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 6th April - 8:30 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival Party with the Badlands Blues Band

Tickets: £7/Concessions £5

Join us in celebrating the festival with the Badlands Blues Band –  A five-piece band from St Agnes who play upbeat, funky, soul-tinged rhythm and blues including obscure eclectic gems as well as a few well-known classics.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th April - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Cornish Films

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium, Throughout the festival, various films will be shown without charge on a loop in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th April - 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - "Risk" followed by Q&A with Director Luke Bradford

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium, Throughout the festival, various films will be shown without charge on a loop in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th April - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival: Documentary

Tickets: Adults £4/Conc £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium. Throughout the festival, various films will be shown without charge on a loop, in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th April - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Newlyn International Film Festival - Fiction Films

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium, Throughout the festival, various films will be shown without charge on a loop in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th April - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Newlyn Film Festival - "Rainbow Valley" followed by Q&A with director Miro Caminade

Tickets: £4/Concessions £2

The Acorn is proud to be presenting The 2019 Newlyn International Film Festival. All ticketable events will be shown in the main auditorium, Throughout the festival, various films will be shown without charge on a loop in the Cabaret Bar, where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th April - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Newlyn Film Festival - Awards Ceremony - Free Event

   

The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 13th April - 7:30 pm

Artworld On Trial

Tickets: £10/Door £12

EXTRAVAGANZA TWO is a sequel to the 2017 show THIS IS ART, which exceeded all expectations and was extremely successful as a satire on contemporary art.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 14th April - 8:00 pm

Bad Manners

Tickets: £20

Bad Manners are an English two-tone and ska band led by frontman Buster Bloodvessel. … The group then went on to sign a contract with Portrait Records in the United States and Mental Notes was released in 1985.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 19th April - 3:00 pm

The Mystery Of The Raddlesham Mumps with Murray Lachlan Young

Tickets: Adults £8/Children £6/Family £24

Celebrated poet and broadcaster Murray Lachlan Young (BBC 6 Music, Radio 4, The Wright Stuff) is back to present his thrilling new family performance.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 19th April - 8:00 pm

MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG In Search of the Unknown Celebrity

Tickets: £11 Adv £13 Door

Acclaimed poet, broadcaster and stand-up performer,  Murray Lachlan Young (BBC 6 Music, Radio 4, The Wright Stuff) heads out on the road with his new show, this time exploring the culture and obsession of celebrity – from the unknown to the known.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 20th April - 8:00 pm

The Leylines - The Recover Reveal Album Tour

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

Recover/Reveal is the second studio album from The Leylines out on Friday 1st March 2019.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 22nd April - 8:00 pm

Frankie - The Monday Recovery

Tickets: £10

A night to taste some of the varied musical talents of Penzance after relaxing day on the beach.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 25th April - 8:00 pm

Embers Of Eden + Special Guests Sinpusher

Tickets: Advance £9.50/Concessions £8/Door £11

Plymouth based 4 piece melodic groove metal outfit Embers of Eden released their self titled debut album earlier this year and are touring to promote and support it in April and May. With an exciting and energetic live show and well crafted songs, Embers of Eden are a must see live band.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 27th April - 7:30 pm

Do You Think That's Wise? The Life & Times of John Le Mesurier

Tickets: £13/Concessions £11

British Comedy Guide Recommended Show 2018

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 28th April - 8:00 pm

Gadarene

Tickets: £11 / £9 con / £13 on the door

Gadarene blend obscure traditional English tunes, virtuoso acoustic musicians, funky beats and loads of energy. The five-piece play drums, mandolin, double bass, fiddle and flute, their musicianship and effects units transforming obscure English 18th and 19th-century tunes into numbers from intricate acoustic trance to alternative modern dance hits.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

May 2019

Thursday 2nd May - 7:30 pm

Treasure

Tickets: £10/Concessions £8

Fearless and physical contemporary dance that delves deep into our past, exploring our innate and powerful relationship to the sea.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Tuesday 7th May - 8:00 pm

Gigspanner

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

Described since as one of the “most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond” (Folk Radio UK), Gigspanner has stayed true to their quest to take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and beyond, and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator” (Spiral Earth).

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 10th May - 8:00 pm

Gaz Brookfield Live At The Acorn + support by David Matthews

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Since winning Acoustic Magazine’s Singer-Songwriter of the year in 2010, Gaz has spent his time on the road touring the UK and Europe.  In this time he has been fortunate enough to share the stage with the likes of Levellers,  New Model Army, The Wonder Stuff, Seth Lakeman, Frank Turner, Newton Faulkner, to name but a few.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 11th May - 8:00 pm

The Schmoozenbergs

Tickets: Advance £11/Concessions £10/Door £13

The band will be showcasing brand new original music from their 2019 album release, ‘Awaken’, as well as playing their highly entertaining and imaginative versions of classic jazz tunes.
“Relaxed yet upbeat and eminently accomplished swinging gypsy-jazz from this Bristol based four piece. A delightful break from the stresses of the day.” – Festivalflyer.com: Glastonbury Festival 2017

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 13th May - 7:30 pm

Oh No It Isn't!

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £13

Written by and starring Great British Pantomime Award nominee Luke Adamson and using real anecdotes and stories, it is an impassioned yet tender love letter to the world of performance.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 16th May - 8:00 pm

Ged Kingsford

Tickets: Advance £6/Concessions £5/Door £8

Years of working with countless musicians and songwriters, ranging from members of Motorhead and The Blockheads to members of a New York dance group, and gypsy Romanian musicians, has led to Ged composing and performing his own works for non-tuned percussion and sampled sounds.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 17th May - 8:00 pm

Otway & Barrett - Nearly Free

Tickets: Advanced £14/Door £16

This magnetic bond still holds after more than 40 years of attempted escapes and still loved for their total in-yer-face originality, the contrast between the dead pan humour of Barrett and mad onstage antics of Otway are hilarious to watch. John’s lyrical genius and Willy’s outstanding musicianship (he seems to play almost every stringed instrument known to man, plus a few hybrids of his own making!)

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 18th May - 8:00 pm

Pirate Party Penzance

Tickets: Advance £9/Concessions £7/Door £11

AHOY ME HEARTIES! Welcome to Pirate Night in Penzance! We’re bringing together 3 fantastic pirate bands for one evening of rum swigging, knees up dancing and pirate themed entertainment that won’t disappoint!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 19th May - 7:30 pm

Endless Featuring N:Dless

Tickets: Advance £12 / Conc £10

Much loved Cornwall based theatre company Trifle Gathering Productions are back on tour with their bravest theatre project to date, Endless featuring N:Dless.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 23rd May - 8:00 pm

Deborah Rose & Mari Randle + Support from Patrick Aston

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Harmony and haunting melody weave together in the voices of Deborah Rose and Mari Randle, a sound cradled by guitars with a strong sense of story and magic.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 25th May - 7:30 pm

The Hound of the Baskervilles: The Hit Farce

Tickets: £15

This inventive and hilarious comedy mystery features 2 fearless actors playing every role in this fast paced farce.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 26th May - 7:30 pm

The Williwaw Tour - Land Of Trees & Ryan Edmond

Tickets: Advance £6/Concession £5/Door £8

This May Swedish indie-folk artist Land Of Trees Music and Australian singer/songwriter Ryan Edmond will be heading over to the UK and playing at The Acorn!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 29th May - 8:00 pm

Riot & Lobsters

Tickets: £15/Concessions £12

An evening of the music, songs and whirling words of Nick Darke and Jim Carey.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 30th May - 4:00 pm

Noisy Holiday

Tickets: Adults £7/Children £3.50/Family £17. Under 2's free

A ridiculous and funny story of going on your holidays with silliness and mischief for the whole family. Expect flying tents, diving bears, massive carrots and Ibiza anthems.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 31st May - 7:30 pm

Luke Wright, Poet Laureate + Support Gray Lightfoot

Tickets: £12/Concessions £10

With a new Poet Laureate due to be announced in 2019 Wrighty’s chucking his hat in the ring. He’s on a mission to write poems to unite a nation divided by austerity and Brexit. Can it be done? Can one poet ever really represent an entire nation?

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

June 2019

Saturday 1st June - 8:00 pm

Winter Wilson in Concert

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Winter Wilson are back on the road, following a hugely successful UK tour with folk-rock legends Fairport Convention, and now featuring songs from their latest CD Far Off on the Horizon. As with previous offerings, this new album has met with great critical acclaim

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 6th June - 8:00 pm

Three Of A Kind

Tickets: £6

An evening of Blues, Funk, Folk & Soul performed by three local musicians.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 7th June - 7:30 pm

Evening of mediumship with Nikki Kitt

Tickets: £11

Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information… to give both confirmation and comfort.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 8th June - 8:00 pm

Edgelarks

Tickets: £16.50

BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, have come a long way on their journey.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 9th June - 7:30 pm

Off Air

Tickets: £8/Concession £6

A new play about broadcasting, Ted Baker & the bomb. From writer Joe Welch, ‘Off Air’ is a story of companionship and frivolity in the face of unimaginable horror. It celebrates the necessity and inevitability of silliness and the survival of the mundane in a truly apocalyptic context. Presented by Muffled Scream Theatre.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 12th June - 8:00 pm

Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys

Tickets: £12

Gordie MacKeeman exemplifies the term natural showman. An ace fiddle player nicknamed “crazy legs” for his frenetic loose-limbed step- dancing, he just loves to perform.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 13th June - 8:00 pm

Hanterhir

Tickets: Advance £5/Door £6

Often described as psychedelic folk, space rock, freak rock, forest punk and a growing list of comparisons to other bands – “in places not a million miles from Mogwai.”

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 14th June - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Dr.Feelgood

Tickets: £20

Formed in Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s Dr Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 15th June - 8:00 pm

An Evening With Gilmore & Roberts

Tickets: Advance £12/Concessions £9/Door £14

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 20th June - 8:00 pm

The Ollie West Band

Tickets: Pay what you feel on the night

Cinematic, orchestral pop is a phrase not used frequently by bands to describe their sound, yet for The Ollie West Band this fits perfectly.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 22nd June - 7:30 pm

An Evening of Comedy with Holcomb Barratt and Richey

Tickets: £10 Adv £8 Conc

Holcomb, Barratt and Richey is a comedy trio comprising comedy performers from varying disciplines who combine their skills to create humour of the very best.
They each have their own areas of speciality which they display individually, but also work under the group title of Sweet n’ Sour, performing Improvised Comedy.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 24th June - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Watery Adventures in Film

Tickets: suggested donations £4

Come on a watery adventure of contemporary films, documentaries, brand-new animations, 1920s archive films accompanied by live music, and artist moving image work from the LUX. An eclectic film screening, part of Jubilee Pool Stories’ celebration of Penzance’s beautiful art deco Lido. 

   

The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 26th June - 8:00 pm

Granny's Attic with support from Foxes Fair

Tickets: £12

One of the younger rising star groups on the folk scene, Granny’s Attic have been stunning audiences with their skilled singing and playing over the last few years.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 27th June - 7:30 pm

Chris Difford

Tickets: Advance £15/Door £17

Chris Difford is a Grammy-nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 40 years.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 28th June - 8:00 pm

Kakatsitsi - Master Drummers from Ghana & Mbilou - Bwiti Nganga from Gabon

Tickets: Advance £11/Door £13/Children £8

Kakatsitsi are known for their funky, groovy and trancey style of drumming, designed to move western dance floors and built around the style of lead drummer Samuel ‘Injoly’ Addo. Their singing, led by Adotey Johnson also sets them aside from many other African drumming groups.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

July 2019

Wednesday 3rd July - Saturday 6th July - 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Penzance Literary Festival

Tickets: Various prices see CRBO link

3rd – 6th July: back for its tenth year, Penzance Literary Festival offers the usual eclectic mix of big names, emerging talent and unexpected delights.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 7th July - 8:00 pm

Dom Pipkin - The Sweet Sounds of New Orleans

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

“The soul of New Orleans in the UK” Dom Pipkin is at the forefront of piano players keeping the classic New Orleans sound alive.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 10th July - 1:00 pm

Dream On

Dream On is an exciting adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ brought to you by the pupils of Marazion school.

   

The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 11th July - 8:00 pm

Darren Page - The Voice of Roy Orbison

Tickets: £17.50

Darren Page – The Voice of Roy Orbison, this show will have you from the start with hit after hit from the catalogue of Roy Orbison’s vast collection

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 13th July - 8:00 pm

Sounds Like The Seekers

Tickets: £15/Concessions £13

Come along and experience again the joyful sound of The Seekers … the carnival isn’t over!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 14th July - 8:00 pm

The Shirt Tail Stompers

Tickets: Advance £10/Concessions £8/Door £12

The London based swing band have been making waves all across the world, from Thailand, South Korea and now Penzance! Playing a mixture of traditional and swing jazz, this entertaining show includes singing, dancing and a lot of fun!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 18th July - 7:30 pm

Callejondo Flamenco Dance & Music from Spain

Tickets: £12

CalleJondo is the exciting new flamenco show which takes you on a journey from the purest flamenco traditions to contemporary fusion to the wacky and unorthodox. The name CalleJondo comes from the Spanish words “calle” (meaning street), “callejón” (meaning alleyway) and “jondo” (meaning the purest and most serious styles of flamenco).

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 19th July - 7:30 pm

Faery Tales for Grown Ups

Tickets: £8

Gary Cordingley is a dynamic and highly engaging storyteller who draws upon his background in street theatre to breath life into the stories he tells.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 25th July - 8:00 pm

William Grant

Tickets: Advance £6/Door £8

William Grant, an emerging indie-folk songwriter from Cornwall, brings a set of original songs, with his band, to The Acorn from his debut album ‘Estate Cars and Holiday Parks’. His music is reminiscent of the golden age of Americana and Folk-Rock of the 1960s and ’70s but retains its own identity which is contemporary and refreshing.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 26th July - 7:30 pm

Swallow Your Pride

Tickets: Advance £18/Concessions £17/Door £20

Dead Unicorn Ventures presents Swallow Your Pride, the first in a series of events showcasing the best and most diverse in Queer talent.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 27th July - 7:30 pm

Heavy Metal - with Ithaca, Monolithian, Tendrils, Grim Existence.

Tickets: £12

Join us at The Acorn, Penzance for our second annual celebration of heavy music and art. Once again, we are proud to bring you an evening of tasty riffs and stunning artwork.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Tuesday 30th July - 7:30 pm

Tristan & Iseult

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

Tragedy, romance & thrill: A Cornish legend brought to life. Dramatic performance storytelling from Katy Cawkwell.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 31st July - 8:00 pm

James & Black (USA)

Tickets: £14 Adv £16 Door

Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of Guerrilla Soul ever since.  The roots of their music spring from the tradition of Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis, yet they are not a throwback.  The foundation of James & Black is the voices and stories in their songs.  For this duo though, it is all about the musical canvas being the dirt for the flowers, so to speak – fertile soil for the tune itself to grow.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

August 2019

Thursday 1st August - 8:00 pm

She Made Me Do It / Starsha Lee / The Eyelids / Scant Regard

Tickets: £10

She Made Me Do It featuring Shaheena Dax (Rachel Stamp) on vocals and Will Crewdson (Rachel Stamp, Adam Ant, The Selecter) on guitar.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 3rd August - 7:30 pm

The Darkside of Pink Floyd

Tickets: £16

The Darkside of Pink Floyd – an established touring band dedicated to the accurate reproduction of the best Pink Floyd LIVE performances

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 3rd August - 8:00 pm

Wizz Jones

Tickets: Advanced £15/Door £18

‘Hard Times In Newquay, If You’ve Got Long Hair’ was the endearingly absurd refrain performed by that Zelig of British acoustic music, Raymond ‘Wizz’ Jones, when Alan Wicker went down to Cornwall in 1960 for BBC television to report on the area’s worrying upsurge of beatnik activity. Jones is still ’big in Cornwall’ and we welcome him once again to The Acorn.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 8th August - 8:00 pm

Darren Roberts + Support from Jacob powley & Senara Rendell

Tickets: £10

Producer, songwriter and guitarist Darren Roberts is coming out of semi-retirement for one night only to play his first-full band solo show in 10 years! He has just released his 5th solo record, the EP Phantoms, and has had albums chart across Europe and South America. 

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 11th August - 8:00 pm

Mama's Broke

Tickets: £12

Mama’s Broke is a powerful folk duo that deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy. Although highly influenced by their Canadian roots, Lisa and Amy are based out of nowhere and everywhere.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Wednesday 14th August - 7:30 pm

This show has been postponed until Sun 6th August

Tickets: Adults £15/Children under 16 £12/ £45 for a family of 4

2019 will see the return of the bone-crunching superstars of LDN Wrestling, bringing a host of top American wrestling stars to the ring to face the very best of homegrown talent and fans favourites in a two-hour rip-roaring entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 15th August - 7:30 pm

Old Herbaceous

Tickets: Advance £12.50/Concessions £10.50/Door £14

The much loved one-man play by Alfred Shaughnessy. Starring Giles Shenton as legendary Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 16th August - 8:00 pm

From The Style Council

Tickets: £16 Adv £18 Door

Anthony Harty is the original bass player and the only other person to have played the guitar in The Style Council. With a career spanning 35 years, Anthony has played with over a hundred bands and artists, but it’s The Style Council that remains a firm favourite.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 17th August - 11:00 am

Dancing Frog By Kneehigh

Tickets: £10

Poor Gertrude thinks she’ll never laugh or love again. But then she has a lucky encounter on a lily pad. With a frog. Called George. Suddenly, things are looking bright again.
For George isn’t just any frog. He’s a dancing frog!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Saturday 17th August - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DANCING FROG BY KNEEHIGH

Tickets: £10

Poor Gertrude thinks she’ll never laugh or love again. But then she has a lucky encounter on a lily pad. With a frog. Called George. Suddenly, things are looking bright again.
For George isn’t just any frog. He’s a dancing frog!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Sunday 18th August - 8:00 pm

Inkubus Sukkubus - Tales of Witchcraft & Wonder

Tickets: Advance £13/Concessions £11/Door £15

Inkubus Sukkubus are a British pagan gothic rock band with an international following.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Drakes Island & Jamie Yost

Thursday 22nd August - 8:00 pm

Drakes Island & Jamie Yost

Tickets: Entry by a donation of £3+. Arrive early as this event is restricted to 60 people only!

Known for his atmospheric highs and soulful grit, Devon’s Jamie Yost blends his own take on poetic lyricism and introspective songwriting. His performances are not shy of raw emotion with comparisons to Daughter, Bon Iver and Matt Corby. Matthew Gordon Price is an alternative folk musician who provides an emotional narrative, with an honest and heartfelt performance, hinting at comparisons to Damien Rice, Marcus Mumford and Glenn Hansard.

   

The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 23rd August - 8:00 pm

Paul Millns, Songs from “A Little Thunder”

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £12

He is renowned for his unique smoky singing voice, often compared to the likes of Ray Charles, Joe Cocker and Tom Waits, a winning combination with his bluesy piano style. His songs retain his soul and blues background, but range widely in subject matter across social, political and personal relationships.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Monday 26th August - 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Pokya Entertainment Presents :Alice formerly of Wonderland:

Tickets: £8 Adult £6 Conc £10 Door

The wacky tales and enjoyable but terrible crimes that created our most beloved Alice. Told through the medium of high level Aerial, Acrobatics and physical theatre; Here she is, Alice.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Thursday 29th August - 8:00 pm

Chico Chica. Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been Cancelled

Tickets: £12

Led by composer Barbara Snow and lyricist Tom Hannah, this four-piece band takes myriad ingredients: tango, chanson, rai, rumba, jazz and cabaret and then stir fry them in the wok of the musicians’ collective subconscious to form an unforgettable evening of song and entertainment.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 30th August - 8:00 pm

Phil King

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

As a singer-songwriter, Phil King has the whole Trinity: a beautiful, soulful singing voice; deft skills at playing the guitar and the capacity to write elegantly worded and powerful songs. His latest studio album The Wreckage received excellent media attention with Radio 2’s Bob Harris describing him as “Absolutely Brilliant” and a “Song Weaver”

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

September 2019

Andy Law

Wednesday 4th September - 8:00 pm

Andy Law - The Long & The Short Of It - CD Launch

Tickets: £5

Newlyn-based fiddle player Andy Law is joined by local folk musicians on his debut CD, produced to raise much-needed funds for the Aurora Foundation for people abused in childhood. This CD launch is supported Heb Mar, traditional, modern and original Cornish folk music played with verve. The evening will feature tunes from the CD, which will be available for sale for the first time on the night.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Splendour

Thursday 5th September - 7:30 pm

Splendour

Tickets: £11

TOUCH theatre presents Abi Morgan’s (The Iron Lady/Suffragette) Splendour: power and human fallibility told from a female perspective.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Abba Revival - The Tribute

Friday 6th September - 8:00 pm

Abba Revival - The Tribute

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

ABBA was a highly respected and family-friendly group whose music continues to thrill young and old alike. Revival continues those principles and provides a show to be enjoyed by all age groups.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Voodoo Room - An Evening of Clapton Hendrix & Cream

Saturday 7th September - 8:00 pm

Voodoo Room - An Evening of Clapton Hendrix & Cream

Tickets: Advance £16/Door £18

VOODOO ROOM are an exciting Classic Power Trio, paying tribute to the incredible music of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream. Featuring some of the U.K.’s finest musicians, they perform a high energy, world-class show in total appreciation of these musical pioneers from the world of classic blues/rock!!

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Amy & The Calamities

Thursday 12th September - 8:00 pm

Amy & The Calamities

Tickets: Advance £8/Door £10

Amy & The Calamities is the creation of solo artist Amy Wawn, a musician and singer-songwriter from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. As a solo performer, Amy’s style ranges from lively foot-stomping folk rhythms to the dirty-delicious sounds of delta blues on the slide guitar, accompanied by a dark, brooding vocal range, lilting melodies and thoughtful lyrics.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

Friday 13th September - 8:00 pm

The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

Tickets: Advance £13/Door £15

The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra combine eccentric humour with high energy roots music from around the globe.   Funny songs, crazy costumes, and virtuoso music!  In addition to Britain, they have wowed festival audiences in Finland, Norway, Belgium, Denmark and Germany.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

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Saturday 14th September - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

SINGING WORKSHOP WITH HELEN PORTER

Tickets: £15

This is a singing workshop for everyone who loves to sing. Helen, known for her work with choirs and ensembles all over the South West, will be teaching lovely, easy to learn songs in harmony. She’ll also be giving clear and helpful vocal tuition, so you learn about your voice as well as enjoying a morning of singing. Breath control, support, articulation – all basic technical aspects of singing will be covered in this uplifting vocal workshop.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

GEOFF ACHISON & THE UK SOULDIGGERS

Saturday 14th September - 8:00 pm

GEOFF ACHISON & THE UK SOULDIGGERS

Tickets: £14 Adv £13 Conc £15 Door

Multi-award winning Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist GEOFF ACHISON returns to the UK in 2019 for his 20th Anniversary Tour with a run of shows at Festivals, Music Clubs, Theatres and Arts Centres up and down the country.  He is also promoting a brand new album recorded with his “UK Souldiggers”: internationally acclaimed drummer SAM KELLY, keys man PAUL JOBSON and ANDY HODGE on bass.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

The Hard Rain Band play the songs of Bob Dylan + support from Elliot Hall

Sunday 15th September - 8:00 pm

The Hard Rain Band play the songs of Bob Dylan + support from Elliot Hall

Tickets: Advance £10/Concessions £8/Door £12

Bob Dylan treated his songs as moving vehicles and endlessly changed arrangements, style and presentation. The Hard Rain Band remain true to the creative spirit in Dylan and so interpret not copy the songs of Dylan.

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Three Of A Kind- Sept19

Thursday 19th September - 7:30 pm

Three Of A Kind

Tickets: £6

An evening of live music at The Acorn performed by three of the areaʼs very talented singer-songwriters ably supported by friends and guests

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU

Friday 20th September - 8:00 pm

T.Rextasy

Tickets: £25

Marc Bolan’s T.Rex, were one of the most flamboyant, charismatic bands of the glam-rock era with a string of huge hits throughout the 1970s. T.Rextasy have performed around the world for over 20 years. They have been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’

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The Acorn, Parade Street
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 4BU